NVIDIA GeForce Gets Game Ready For Forza Horizon 4

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅30.09.2018 02:02:47



You may have been one of the lucky few to pick up a GeForce RTX 20-series GPU this past fortnight, or perhaps you're eyeing up a new game to pair with your NVIDIA-powered system. If so, keeping up to date with this week's GeForce Game Ready driver should be top of your priorities.

The NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 411.70 WHQL driver is the second post-launch update for RTX 20-series GPUs, and also supports NVIDIA's range dating as far back as the Fermi architecture. Don't be surprised if the pace of updates is particularly swift in the next month or so as NVIDIA iron out any teething issues they uncover in Turing. For now however, game optimisations are outwardly the focus. And of course, as a WHQL driver it has also undergone Microsoft's validation process.

This game ready driver brings with it day-1 optimisations for the upcoming Assassins Creed: Odyssey and Forza Horizon 4, as well as Fifa 19. Treat them as pretty much mandatory if you're aiming to play one or all of these titles next week. If you haven't updated to the 410-series, you should also be aware that these drivers also bring new features such as CUDA 10.0, Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6 and Vulkan HDR for Windows support.

NVIDIA have also addressed three RTX 20-series specific issues fixed with these drivers, and identified another handful that will be on the chopping block for an upcoming release.

Download the new drivers for your GPU and OS at http://www.geforce.com/drivers. Installation packages are avaialble for 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 7 and Linux. 32-bit OS support depreciated with the 396 driver family.

Release Notes

What’s New in Version 411.70 WHQL

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-one.

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Forza Horizon 4, and FIFA 19.

Software Module Versions

• nView - 149.34
• HD Audio Driver - 1.3.37.5
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.17.0907
• GeForce Experience - 3.15.0.164
• CUDA - 10.0

Fixed Issues in this Release

[Turing GPU][Photoshop CC]: Corruption occurs in the application after increasing the image size. [200428197]

[GeForce RTX 2080[PUBG]: Flickering occurs in the game. [200452381]

[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]: Video decoding performance has decreased. [2396479]

Open Issues in this Release

Windows 10 Issues

[GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]

[GeForce GTX 1080Ti]: Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]

[Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox. [2107201]

[Windows Media Player][Notebook][MSHybrid]: The application crashes when run on the integrated graphics after setting the NVIDIA GPU Graphics settings to High Performance. [200450782]

[Final Fantasy XV benchmark]: The benchmark exits fails with a "Failed to initialize DLSS Library" error when running in DLSS mode. [200448245]

- To work around,
a) Delete the file Program Files/NVIDIA Corporation/installer2.ngxcore/NGXCoreEtx.dll
b) Perform a Clean or Express installation of the NVIDIA driver.

[Turing GPU][[Netflix]: Playback resolution doesn't show 4K bit rates when using a USB-C-HDMI connection. [200449656]


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